Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar not in favour of four-day Test

Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar not in favour of four-day Test

Get live cricket score of South Africa vs Bangladesh, second Test, Day 1 here.

The South African cricket board has scheduled a four-day Test against Zimbabwe on Boxing Day but is awaiting approval from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the game. "It was a good team effort - the whole bowling unit bowled well".

The four-day Test against Zimbabwe, the first of its kind, was proposed by then CSA chief Haroon Lorgat to fill the void created by India.

After a shellacking of 126 runs in the first session, Bangladesh's players were unexpectedly given an extra 10 minutes to think about their poor bowling as the afternoon session was delayed because, of all things, the Tigers' food arrived late. If anything, they will want to set that right even though the Bloemfontein pitch can be considered as the challenging. They had no more success, though.

Wayne Parnell was the only change to the South African starting, as a replacement for the injured Morne Morkel.

92 - Wickets Kagiso Rabada has picked up in the 21 Test matches he has played so far. At the same time as Paterson is seen as the most potent of the three bowlers, this can bring some favor for his team.

Despite going in with an nearly second-string bowling attack, South Africa enter the second and final Test as clear favourites after the crushing 333-run win in the series opener, and Bangladesh have suffered another blow, losing opener Tamim Iqbal due to a thigh injury. The Proteas have made a point of requesting spicy wickets since du Plessis became captain, and their wish has been heeded in Bloemfontein with a surface that bears no resemblance to the one produced for a Sunfoil Series match here two weeks ago. Aiden Markram was with him on 54 not out, a second straight half-century in his first two Tests.

Likely XI: Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Liton Das (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt) and Taskin Ahmed.

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